ERIC Number: ED351428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Involvement Program Institute: Parents as Partners with Schools. Final Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Strategic Planning/Research and Development.
An evaluation was done of the 1992 Parent Involvement Program Institute (PIPI), a program sponsored by the Office of Parent Involvement of the New York City Board of Education and held at Pace University (New York City). The PIPI brought together parents to showcase successful program components, and to provide help and encouragement to parents who want to adopt, initiate, or expand the showcased PIPI programs in their children's schools or community school districts. The evaluation was conducted by asking participants at the close of the PIPI to complete a questionnaire about their attitudes about the PIPI. Of the 352 PIPI attenders, 204 (58 percent) completed evaluation questionnaires. Analysis of the responses indicate that most attenders were parents, most rated aspects of the PIPI "very useful," 70 percent found the PIPI's organization excellent, and 90 percent reported "extensive" opportunities to ask questions and present ideas. Aspects of the PIPI considered most useful in descending order were personal interaction among participants, program successes in the schools, PIPI format and speakers, and parent involvement in the schools and at meetings. This analysis concludes that the PIPIs should continue and provides suggestions for several changes and enhancements. (JB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Workshops, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Districts, Urban Schools
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, Research Unit, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston Street, Room 507, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Strategic Planning/Research and Development.
Identifiers: New York City Board of Education; Parent Surveys; Partnerships in Education